There are so many reasons to walk the West Highland Way.
For those who may not get the chance
to experience it for themselves,
(or maybe need some extra persuading)
here are my top 10 ‘best bits’.
10. The start
The starting point in Milngavie is a hotspot of anticipation
for the adventure to come.
Group photos are a must!
From the word go, we had strangers saying hello,
wishing us luck and sharing their own experiences.
Faces became familiar
as we passed the same groups each day,
all the way to the end.
Deer, feral goats, sheep, cows…
April-May was great as we avoided the midges
but had the added bonus of new lambs!
7. Sunsets on Loch Lomond
It’s true, the banks of Loch Lomond are bonny,
very bonny indeed.
Even more so when the sun is setting.
6. The view from Conic Hill
Conic Hill provides the first view over Loch Lomond,
looking directly out over the island fault line
dividing the highlands and lowlands.
The first real ‘wow’ moment of our trip.
buildings become sparse.
If you’re looking for peace and quiet,
head to the highlands.
4. The Drovers Inn
A magical place.
Watch out for the ‘wild haggis’!
3. Challenge (& fun!)
There are tough sections,
but wow is it worth it.
2. Breathtaking scenery
Too many photos to share,
they speak for themselves really.
1. The finish line
The sense of achievement when you see the end
after 96 miles of trekking.